Camp 2014

Hello Camp Kesem!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who made Camp Kesem 2014 an enormous success! For our first time hosting two sessions of camp for the summer, it could not have gone any better. These two weeks were an amazing experience thanks to so many generous donations that allowed us to smash our goal of $90,000 and send every child to camp free of charge. Camp Kesem 2014 would also not have been able to happen without the selfless volunteers such as almost 70 student counselors from the University of Michigan, our camp advisors, our mental health professionals, and our nurses. We also would like to thank Sher Rosenkranz for capturing the magic that is Camp Kesem and making it available for all of you to see on our Flickr page. Of course, none of this would be possible without the kids, and we are so thankful to have had two weeks of pure magic where they are allowed to truly be carefree kids.

Camp Kesem 2014 may be over, but the counselors and Coordinator Board have already begun planning for Camp 2015! Tons of planning is going on behind the scenes, and we are currently recruiting new counselors. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining CK U of M, please do not hesitate to contact us! Stay tuned for more updates, and thanks once again for all of your kind and selfless donations over the past year.

Camp 2014 Overview

Camp Kesem is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting two sessions of camp for the summer of 2014 – allowing us to significantly increase our number of campers! The two sessions will take place August 3-8 and August 10-15 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI. Almost 70 volunteer counselors from the University of Michgian will staff the camp and will undergo extensive training prior to camp. The professional staff will include a Nurse, a Psychotherapist, and a Camp Advisor.   Camp Kesem is provided free of charge to all families.

2014 will be our fifth year of the Camp Kesem Teen Program for teenagers aged 14 through 16. This program allows teen campers to build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges while exploring their own leadership potential.  Special teen camp activities will be focused on developing and encouraging leadership skills.

We are also doing our third year of the Camp Kesem Counselor in Training Program! This is for teens ages 17 and 18, whether previous campers or not, who wish to be counselors once they enter college. If you are interested in becoming a CIT for Camp Kesem 2014, send us an email at!

New to Camp Kesem? No worries! You can find an FAQ page HERE

Camp Kesem Michigan 2014 Dates:

  • Session 1: August 3-8, 2014
  • Session 2: August 10-15, 2014

We are so excited to have two weeks of camp for the first time ever!

Wait listed campers from 2013 will have priority sign up for Camp Kesem 2014.

 Camper Applications: Available HERE! (Wait list only)

Find Camp Kesem Michigan and apply today!


We are excited to announce that this year’s camp theme will be… TIME WARP! Time travel: past and future!

Camp Kesem 2014 Time Warp